ARF or RTF Discuss ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) radio control airplanes here.

Top Flite AT6 ARF

Reply
Old 02-22-2012, 01:04 PM
  #526
badazzgti03
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Montgomery Village, MD
Posts: 360
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

hey everyone!!! I see a few familiar screen names in here.
whats up Sonny!!!!

well I'm still working on my TF 310 but i did pick one of these TF AT6 from tower with a Magnum FS91 4 stroke. I have pretty much finished the build and I can agree with everyone on here about the retracts that are included with this. Plan on getting the Robarts with the robostruts in the near future. I want to change up somethings to this beside the retracts but don't know what???I do love to modify considering i do it to my cars..RC cars and aircraft.
I am also a native to the MD area. I fly outta the Walt Good Model airfield in Germantown.
badazzgti03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 01:31 PM
  #527
jet22b
 
jet22b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,009
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

What up badazzgti03,
You will love flying this bird. One mod you will need on tthis bird is a set of metal gear box that are made by TomTreese for this bird. If you read back in this thread, you will see people having big problem with the gear ripping out on landing, even if you do a smooth landing. Send him a pm and see if he have some in-stock. This plane do love the four stroke and with the sound, people will stop flying just to watch!!! I also went with the Robarts gear and the metal gear boxs from Tom and have over 80 landing on my AT-6.
If you need any help, just post!!!
Sonny
aka
jet22b
jet22b is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 01:46 PM
  #528
badazzgti03
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Montgomery Village, MD
Posts: 360
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

Awesome Thanks Sonny I will definitely hit him up for those gear boxes. I Have not maiden mine yet but soon I will....

Jon
badazzgti03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 06:43 AM
  #529
badazzgti03
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Montgomery Village, MD
Posts: 360
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

Got them gear boxes and I very happy with em.
By the way....has anyone ever used or wanted to carbon Fiber Di-noc wrap their airplane parts..like cowls, wing tips, flaps, canopy's spinners, etc. ??? i do that and ill post pics up of my work on my AT6 and Cessna 310. Ill be happy to wrap parts for people too.
badazzgti03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 09:44 AM
  #530
jet22b
 
jet22b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,009
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF


Quote:
ORIGINAL: badazzgti03

Got them gear boxes and I very happy with em.
By the way....has anyone ever used or wanted to carbon Fiber Di-noc wrap their airplane parts..like cowls, wing tips, flaps, canopy's spinners, etc. ??? i do that and ill post pics up of my work on my AT6 and Cessna 310. Ill be happy to wrap parts for people too.
Best money spent!!! Have fun with the AT-6, you will love it!!!

Sonny
aka
jet22b
jet22b is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2012, 10:45 AM
  #531
badazzgti03
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Montgomery Village, MD
Posts: 360
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

Has anyone installed an on board Glow system for the Texan?? you have install pics????
badazzgti03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2012, 11:40 AM
  #532
TomTreese
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Posts: 576
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

I have 12 planes and over 4500 flights and have never needed or used an onboard glow.

One problem I've seen with them is when you are are slowing down to land the glow kicks in and the idle speed picks up???? Not a good thing on a warbird without flaps!

I have a Sullivan remote glow on all my Warbirds and most 4-strokes under a cowl.
TomTreese is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2012, 01:25 PM
  #533
badazzgti03
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Montgomery Village, MD
Posts: 360
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

I wasn't gonna connect it in with the throttle I am gonna put it on a separate channel....have a 7 channel radio and rx
badazzgti03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 12:40 PM
  #534
badazzgti03
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Montgomery Village, MD
Posts: 360
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

I guess i'm the only one doing this?
badazzgti03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 01:58 PM
  #535
jet22b
 
jet22b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,009
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF


Quote:
ORIGINAL: badazzgti03

I guess i'm the only one doing this?
badazzgti03;
Here is my setup of the on-board glow on the Texan. The third picture show you the backside of the unit. You will have to drill a hole through the firewall for the glow plug hookup. I love the setup and for me it give me a better low end on the OS 91. Now mines is run off the throttle channel. I hope this help my friend!!
Sonny
aka
jet22b
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Sq46291.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	114.9 KB
ID:	1747100   Click image for larger version

Name:	Yt61183.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	71.7 KB
ID:	1747101   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ej13204.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	41.2 KB
ID:	1747102  
jet22b is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 02:01 PM
  #536
jet22b
 
jet22b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,009
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

By the way, it's have it own battery setup!!!
Sonny
aka
jet22b
jet22b is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 05:10 AM
  #537
badazzgti03
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Montgomery Village, MD
Posts: 360
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

awesome thanks sonny!!

I recently got the sonictronic Mcdanials on board blow system with battery built in. Going to install this weekend....will post some pics.
badazzgti03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 05:57 AM
  #538
ton2di
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: bowie, MD
Posts: 204
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

Jon,

If you ever pass by near Laurel, let me know. I have this plane as well. We could fly formation at our field. (FSA)

Tony
ton2di is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 12:49 PM
  #539
badazzgti03
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Montgomery Village, MD
Posts: 360
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF


Quote:
ORIGINAL: ton2di

Jon,

If you ever pass by near Laurel, let me know. I have this plane as well. We could fly formation at our field. (FSA)

Tony

Ill be Down Tony I'm not that far from Laurel
badazzgti03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 04:52 PM
  #540
jet22b
 
jet22b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,009
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF


Quote:
ORIGINAL: badazzgti03


Quote:
ORIGINAL: ton2di

Jon,

If you ever pass by near Laurel, let me know. I have this plane as well. We could fly formation at our field. (FSA)

Tony

Ill be Down Tony I'm not that far from Laurel
Hey Guys;
Back in the mid 80's I flew out of a small airport right outside of Laurel, Md. I forgot the name of the road that went right by the airport, but there was a sign that read, watch out for low flying airplane on the road. Do Laurel still have the horse track??
Sonny
aka
jet22b
jet22b is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 05:06 PM
  #541
ton2di
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: bowie, MD
Posts: 204
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

Sonny,

That airport that you're referring to might be Tipton or Freeway. BTW, I have had good luck with my AT-6 without a glow driver (OS91FSII). It just turned 2yrs old this month with over 150 flights. May our planes last a very long time!!!

Tony
ton2di is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 06:04 PM
  #542
jet22b
 
jet22b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,009
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF


Quote:
ORIGINAL: ton2di

Sonny,

That airport that you're referring to might be Tipton or Freeway. BTW, I have had good luck with my AT-6 without a glow driver (OS91FSII). It just turned 2yrs old this month with over 150 flights. May our planes last a very long time!!!

Tony
Tony;
Thank you. The airport was Freeway. If I remember right, Tipton was Air Force. My AT-6 is on the charger for tomorrow. We will have a nice weekend for once and its warbird day for me!! HAve a great weekend Tony,
Sonny
aka
jet22b
jet22b is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 04:53 AM
  #543
TomTreese
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Posts: 576
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

All you AT-6 & Warbird pilots from Maryland and Virginia. My club Colonial Virginia Aeromodelers will be hosting Warbirds Over Williamsburg, WOW-IV, on June 2, 2012.
You can see our flyer on our website. http://cvarc.homestead.com/Index.html

It would be great to have several AT-6"s in a formation.

Happy Easter
TomTreese is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 07:33 AM
  #544
badazzgti03
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Montgomery Village, MD
Posts: 360
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

Hey everyone bad news for me....lost my AT-6 on Sunday. It was a little too breezy out but took her up any way....big gust of wind took it on take off and caused it to tip stall about 30ft in the air....totaled if anyone wants any spare parts i have a few that are still good. I have canopy w/ cockpit items and retracts actually survived I also have the metal retract cases too....PM me if anyone is interested......Already ordered TF P-51D mustang 60 and will be getting that tomorrow
badazzgti03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 07:49 AM
  #545
ton2di
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: bowie, MD
Posts: 204
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

I am sorry to hear your loss. Yes, it was too windy last Sunday. I made three flights on my AT-6. The final landing was one of my worse because of the wind gust. Perfect approach then suddenly it lurches up or down because of the wind. Well, no better way to improve our flying skills..
That 60 size P-51 is a fun plane too. Just tends to nose over especially on thick grass compared to the AT-6, which likes to bounce.


Tom, that event sounds exciting. I will try to encourage other flyers from our field to storm your field!
ton2di is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 08:39 AM
  #546
jet22b
 
jet22b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,009
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

badazzgti03;
Sorry to hear about your AT-6!![] As for the Top Flite P-51D ARF, you are going to love it. I have one with a OS 1.20FS in the nose and she is a joy to fly. There is a build thread on the forum about the Top Flite P-51D ARF.
If I can help you on the Top Flite build, please let me know!!
Again, sorry for your loss.
Sonny
aka
jet22b
jet22b is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 08:49 AM
  #547
jet22b
 
jet22b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,009
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

ton2di,
The next time you are out flying the AT-6 in the wind, leave the flaps up. You will land alittle hot, but, the wind gust will not be that bad. My club field runway is East-West and we always have crosswind to put up with al the time. The bad landing come for me when there is no wind and they are some bad landing!!!
Sonny
aka
jet22b
jet22b is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 09:46 AM
  #548
Lifer
 
Lifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 3,936
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

This may or may not be news to all of you, but it looks like they dropped the price on the AT-6. I remember it at $319; now it is at $269. Super Saver discount and free shipping brought it to $230.

I don't know if this means it is going out of program or not. I bought one and will start this Winter.
Lifer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 11:20 AM
  #549
badazzgti03
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Montgomery Village, MD
Posts: 360
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

hey Sonny,
yeah i have read up n the P51 thread.....it sucks about the texan liked that plane alot but i guess time to move on.....but on the other hand I'm gonna throw the same motor which did survive the wreck from the texan (Magnum 91) into the mustang along with all the electronics. I'll let you know if I have any questions

Jon
badazzgti03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 12:24 PM
  #550
ton2di
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: bowie, MD
Posts: 204
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Top Flite AT6 ARF

Sonny,

THanks for the tip regarding the flaps. I am used to dropping it when it's time to land, hence the unstable approach near the ground.

Lifer,

Thank you also for the tip regarding the price of the AT-6.

Jon,

Pass by the field when you have assembled your P-51. I also had an OS 120 on mine like Sonny, but eventually moved up to an OS 200 to spin a 4 blade 15.5x12 or a 16x14 apc. Very Fast. Sold it to another club member to wanted fast planes.

Ton2di
ton2di is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:30 PM.